Maruni exhibited a range of wooden furniture by Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison from its collection of living items, alongside new products at Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2014. A showcase, the new Bruno sofa by British designer Jasper Morrison, features full rounded cushions on a bench-like wooden frame. The sofa is upholstered in Kvadrat fabrics newly acquired by Maruni: smoky green.
‘a sofa made by Maruni should obviously involve wood in the structure. I decided that apart from the loose cushions the frame should be completely in wood except for the mesh below the cushions where a little extra comfort is needed. the sofa gets it’s dynamic appearance from the side structures where the armrest makes bridges across the angled front and back legs, which are held together by the angled seat rail. the sitting comfort is a result of carefully consider seat and backrest angles and seat height. the combination of selected fabric or leather with the ash or oak wood structures gives the sofa a visual freshness.’
Critically acclaimed both in Japan and internationally, Maruni is carried in 39 stores in 25 countries around the world (*as of December 2013).
designer: jasper morrison
introduced: milan design week 2014